Pokemon Team Building guide: How to play Pokemon showdown?

Pokemon Showdown Team: If you are ready to play the Pokemon showdown than you, first of all, you need to build a Team having good Pokemon. So for a great battle with your competitors, you should team up with good pokemon. These crazy pokemon showdown teams enable you to win and here are some Pokemon Showdown teams to be made. There are much more combinations but I am suggesting you on my personal experience.

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Pokemon Team Building guide: How to play Pokemon showdown?

Pokemon Team Building guide: How to play Pokemon showdown


Efficiency: Prankster

EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SpD

  • Bold
  • Peaceful mind
  • Growl
  • Recover
  • Will-o-wisp

Sableye is the powerful pokemon and has the ability to win battles as it is of the calm mind and if your opponent doesn’t have the kind and fairy pokemon then it will win. You should the team of Sableye pokemon and also choose its snarl version. You can also go for Will-O-Wisp.

Clefable @ Leftovers

Efficiency: Ignorant

EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

  • Bold nature
  • Calm Mind
  • Moonblast
  • Flamethrower
  • Moonlight

Another brawny pokemon of the game is Clefable and if you want full defense then you must go for Bold nature. Calm mind, Moonblast, Flamethrower, and moonlight will make a perfect setup for you.

Scizor Loom Berry

Efficiency: Technician

EVs: 252 HP / 252 Att / 4 Sp Def

Inflexible nature

  • Roost
  • Swords dance
  • Bullet Punch
  • Defog

Another pokemon I want to highlight. With this match of Rooster, Defogger, Bullet punch and sword dance you can make different moves.

Amoonguss @ Black Sludge

Efficiency: Renovator

EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD

Calm nature

  • Spore
  • Giga Drain
  • Sludge bomb
  • Synthesis

If you want to regenerate then this Ammonguss is will help you. This team will regain your health and reactivate you in the gameplay.

Excadrill @ Choice Scarf

Efficiency: Mold Breaker

Immovable nature

  • Earthquake
  • Rock Slide
  • Facade
  • Ironhead

This is the high-speed pokemon to empower you.

Well, this was my team of pokemon which I used to win in the battlefields. There are much more to which you can switch.

How To Build A Pokemon Showdown Team?

If you are a newbie then it is pretty tough to build a competitive pokemon showdown team and here I will describe the ways to set up your team.

Select the tier you wanna team with

Initially, you have to choose the tier you want to make team with. You can View tiers on the site of Smogon. You can also get information about tiers in the policy review.

Select if you want to run weather

Weathers are determined more capable than others and there may be certain pros and cons of weather for the team. With weathers, you can utilize the powers of some pokemon like Toxicroak’s Dry Skin or Landorus’ Sand Force. If you go for the weather then the first member of the team will be a suitable weather starter.

Choose the goal of the team

The most vital part of team building is the selection of goal and it should never be ignored. There are some team strategies known as Offence, stall, and balance. With these underlying strategies, there are some more unique strategies like Bulky offence with great defence pokemon, the Hyper offence to fluster the rival team as soon as possible, and Rain-stall for out stalling the opponent team. There are much more strategies and if you want to know about them then observe the Dragonspiral tower of Smogon website.

Select roles for your Pokemon Showdown team

After deciding the goal and strategy your team will have an idea that what you want to grab and an approximate idea that what type of pokemon you should go for. Its time to make the final decision. A quality team contains a special sweeper, physical sweeper, special wall, physical wall, A guide and a brace pokemon. If you are going through weather then you can replace the leader with a weather starter. If you on offence then you have to replace the supporter with a sweeper.

In case you want to go with the stall team then you have to enhance the number of walls and supporters.

Select practicable pokemon of Team

You can observe the list of pokemon in the tier for choosing the possible pokemon. Carefully read the description of everyone in the overview section of Smogon. It will assist you that which Pokemon you should choose for your team. Select three or four pokemon from the tier for every role.

Look for your team cooperation

Now you have enough pokemon to does the different jobs. Its time to select which three pokemon will use for the first wire of your team. Make sure that there should be no common fragility of used pokemon and they must resist each other. If two or three pokemon acquire a similar fragility then there must be an immunity in that case.

Checks and counters for common pokemon

In this section, you have to look for checks and counters for general pokemon.

Select movesets

After finalizing pokemon of your team you have to choose the movesets for them You can get information from Smogon analyses about moves of pokemon.

Generate the initial draft of the team in the pokemon battle simulator

For generating the first draft you have to open pokemon showdown and then click Teambuilder. After it clicks on the Pokemon tab and now you can insert the species of your pokemon. Like this, you can use the genuine pokemon.

Battle with your team

On Smogon Server you will encounter the best trainers and they will easily identify your weakness. Fight at least 10 separate rivals and also save all the battles in a folder.

Revise your logs

For noticing the weakness of your team and if any pokemon is not successful to do its duties you have to review your log. You must consider that the pokemon who look good and like must work together.

So this was our guide on how to make a competitive Pokemon Showdown team to win the battle. for more updates stay in touch.


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